Working with IPI
Idaho Policy Institute works with private, public and nonprofit organizations. First, the process starts with a meeting to explore your unique needs. From there, we’ll work with you to refine a research question and create a research plan. We also find that every organization has different needs and a distinct culture. Above all, our team strives to find the best fit for you and to present practical data to inform your decision making. For our projects, we utilize both contract work and student capstone projects. To get an idea of what types of projects we do, visit our Projects and Clients page. We are guided by collaboration, community responsiveness, educational impact, public engagement and our research integrity.
Contract work is our conventional mode of operation. After defining your need, a multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers will design the best approach to gathering data. With your input, a scope of work is developed and will be the basis for a contract that includes the cost of the project, billing terms and a breakdown of tasks with completion dates.
Capstone projects foster collaboration between you and current graduate students. After defining your need, student teams, under the guidance of IPI researchers, conduct data collection and perform analysis. Capstone projects offer students a hands-on learning opportunity while providing organizations with actionable research at little or no cost.